Impacts of Sorority/Fraternity Membership to Academic Performance and Social Status Name Institution Professor Course Date Annotated Bibliography De Donato A & Thomas J.(2015). The effects of Greek affiliation on academic performance. Economics of Education Review 57 41-51. To demonstrate how being a member of a given sorority or fraternity tend to affect social status and the academic success of students Donato and Thomas use an approach they refer to as the difference in difference. According to their approach being associated with a certain sorority or fraternity has got both negative and positive effects to the success of students in terms of academic performance. The students are able to mitigate negative effects regarding affiliation to their respective institutions by having a choice and knowledge of courses that will grade them in a more lenient manner. Basically the authors portray the positive effect of sorority or fraternity associations by students to have The influence of fraternity or sorority membership on students' college experiences and cognitive development. Research in Higher Education 41(1) 117-139. Pike outlines this journal with the purpose of explaining the social impacts of students in their respective college experiences which includes their cognitive development. This is in regard to students being affiliated to a sorority or fraternity social organizations to educate 1st year students before they can even join the institutions. Pike further explains that despite the criticism that has been directed to sorority and fraternities there are positive outcomes when students become members. From the NSSL Survey method used the students tend to gain in terms of boosting their cognitive abilities social status and most important success in academics. This is very useful with the fact that the students will not consider information from critics which is biased and may prevent them from being members to sororities or fraternities. [...]
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